Carthage College

991 reviews
  1. Kenosha, WI
  2. 4 Year
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B
Carthage College is ...
Private not-for-profit, Lutheran
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
Address
2001 Alford Park Dr
Kenosha, WI 53140

Carthage College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
72%
SAT Range
980-1180
ACT Range
21-27
Application Fee
$35
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$27,385/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $22,798/ year
  • $30-48k
    $24,699/ year
  • $49-75k
    $26,685/ year
  • $76-110k
    $28,444/ year
  • $110k+
    $35,049/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
92%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.65 responses
66%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.65 responses
71%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.65 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,599Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
31%
Varsity Athletes
27%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 34 responses
Report
  • Fairly Focused
    38%
  • Focused, with a variety of extracurriculars
    32%
  • Hard working
    24%
  • Lazy and Arrogant
    3%
  • Spoiled/Sheltered in highschool
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
90%
Poll
52%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.79 responses
Poll
53%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.88 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 32 responses
Report
  • Small
    25%
  • Small but open in its engagement with communities
    25%
  • Camp Carthage
    22%
  • Close-knit
    22%
  • A nice experience
    3%
  • We pay for what we aren't getting.
    3%

After Carthage College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$42,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
61%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
86%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.36 responses

Reviews

991 reviews
  • Excellent
    114
  • Very Good
    359
  • Average
    377
  • Poor
    85
  • Terrible
    56
I love Carthage! It is a small college that has big ties to the community. The teachers are fantastic and really are experts in their field. The students are very engaging and participate and help create many clubs and extracurricular. I will definitely choose Carthage again if I could do it over. However, the only thing that I will change is saving up and applying for more scholarships so I can afford the school.
  • College Sophomore
  • 6 months ago
Carthage is a great school. Its small size is really beneficial because you get the attention you would not get a much larger school. The classes are smaller, it's much easier to interact with your professors, and you get to know people and faces a little bit better. Most people are from the Illinois, Wisconsin and Michigan area so if you are not from around these parts you might feel a little left out, especially when so many students leave for the weekend (don't worry it doesn't empty completely). The campus is beautiful and can you get a view of the Lake Michigan from your dorm window! I just wish the winters weren't so brutal.
  • College Freshman
  • Oct 8 2015
The learning experience is wonderful, and that should be all that matters, but there are many things that are disappointing about this school. The tuition is too high for a student to attend unless the school's academic programs are exactly what you are looking for. Most of the professors are passionate about their course subject and are fairly open to helping schools out of class. The food is unfortunately of poor quality and there are few places to buy a lot of healthy food. Help with living conditions is poor, it often takes weeks and multiple requests to get response from maintenance.
  • Sophomore
  • 2 months ago